If it's one of those days where you don't want to cook, why not make granitas for dessert? There is hardly any work required. One of my favorite flavors is lime, so I started putting together a great lime granita recipe. It only needs a few ingredients and is the perfect way to enjoy the fruit. The sweet and tart flavor is great for a hot day.
If you need a little more instruction, check out these step-by-step directions on granita technique, complete with photographs to help you visualize what the dessert is supposed to look like. Hope it helps!